Spotlight on bond strength testing - Unraveling the complexities

Leslie Roeder, Patricia N.R. Pereira, Takatsugu Yamamoto, Nicoleta Ilie, Steven Armstrong, Jack Ferracane

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The variability in methods and outcomes of bond strength testing reports is well documented in the dental literature. Many studies lack important information, which impairs the ability to reproduce them as well as to compare them to other studies in the literature. In order to critically discuss the important issues around bond strength testing methods, and to move closer to at least standardizing the reporting of such studies, the Academy of Dental Materials held a conference in 2009 entitled Adhesion in Dentistry-Analyzing Bond Strength Testing Methods, Variables, and Outcomes. Short synopses of the presentations are presented in this article. This article also provides a list of the variables that should be reported in bond strength studies, regardless of testing methods, to be used by authors conducting future studies, as well as journal reviewers and editors. The goal is to provide guidance and a rationale for what should be included in a study so that reporting might be more standardized and to enhance the possibility that more meaningful comparisons and conclusions may be drawn across studies. The table lists detailed descriptions covering all aspects of testing procedures, including variables related to tooth substrate, restorative material, specimen preparation, pre-testing conditions, testing methods, data reporting and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1197-1203
Number of pages7
JournalDental Materials
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Adhesion
  • Bond strength test
  • Guidelines
  • Summary
  • Variables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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